2014 NFL Draft: 5 Reasons Why Johnny Manziel Will Be A Bust

5 Reasons Why Johnny Manziel Will Be A Bust In The 204 NFL Draft

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Reasons Why Johnny Manziel Will Be A Bust
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Considered by many to take the NFL by storm, quarterback Johnny Manziel has many flaws that might actually make his transition into professional football more of a nightmare than a dream. His small size, throwing strength and rebel-like attitude may be some of the obstacles he will face the moment he takes the field.

Take a look at five reasons why "Johnny Football" has bust written all over him.

5. Doesn't Follow Team Playcalling

5. Doesn't Follow Team Playcalling
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5. Doesn't Follow Team Playcalling

5. Doesn't Follow Team Playcalling
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On a team, everyone has a role they must execute in order to be successful. As we all know, offensive coordinators call the plays and the players execute. More often than not, Manziel makes up his own plays on the go. In the NFL, he will have a tremendous amount of difficulty achieving this, because it's a whole different experience. He will soon realize you can't make up your own plays once they are called by the higher-ups.

4. Excessive Scrambling

4. Excessive Scrambling
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4. Excessive Scrambling

4. Excessive Scrambling
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Every single quarterback who decides to play as a scrambler first, then passer second tends to have very short success in the NFL. The human body isn't supposed to handle such wear and tear, and since Manziel rushed for more than 300 times in college football last season, he is already at a disadvantage. His excessive scrambling will find him on the injury report more than the actual touchdowns he will score when he rushes.

3. Questionable Arm Strength

3. Questionable Arm Strength
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3. Questionable Arm Strength

3. Questionable Arm Strength
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The NFL has turned into a quarterback league these past few years. Prolific quarterbacks truly make the difference when it comes to winning championships. The best teams in the league have players who can throw deep, accurately and with purpose. Manziel simply doesn't have the arm strength to hit slot receivers when it matters most, and he tends to rush his plays. He will have more interceptions than touchdowns with his arm strength.

2. Fans Blinded By Hype

2. Fans Blinded By Hype
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2. Fans Blinded By Hype

2. Fans Blinded By Hype
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The hype is incredibly huge, and even reaching "Tebow" like levels because of Manziel's antics to make plays on the field. These plays work wonders on the college level, but when it comes to the NFL, he will have a tough time transitioning. He has to adjust to the fundamentals of professional football, and this change will take him some time to master. It won't be easy for him, which fans will learn the hard way, similar to Tebow.

1. Not Taking NFL Seriously

1. Not Taking NFL Seriously
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1. Not Taking NFL Seriously

1. Not Taking NFL Seriously
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Manziel is going to live up to his personality of "Johnny Football." He considers himself bigger than the game itself, which is the worst way to go about things when coming right out of college. There have been plenty of renegade style players to enter the NFL that later on in life regret acting the way that they did. Manziel isn't going to take the NFL seriously and has "rebel" written all over him. He will cause more problems than success.


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  • Chuck Mills

    You guys really have something against Manziel don’t you.